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  Reply # 1040846 9-May-2014 14:13
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I'm a bit late to the party, but meh.

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  Reply # 1040897 9-May-2014 15:42
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Dingbatt:
Kopkiwi: Anyone tempted to hold off and get the apparent Prime?

5.5" QHD, Snapdragon 805, 18MP camera? Sounds awesome!


Yep, mentioned it a few pages back before things went OT. Couple of things to consider though,
goodness knows what price it will be,
maybe for limited markets only (bands, freqs, etc),
not offered by NZ telecoms (you can have any colour as long as it's grey),
might end up turning into the Max and be too big.

Did you mean QHD or UHD?


QHD

Quad HD :-)

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  Reply # 1040912 9-May-2014 16:12
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strokes: Here's a funny question, how to I unlock the m8 when I get a text, and go straight to the message (if one message)/messages (if multiple messages)?


lol don't worry figured it out i think

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  Reply # 1040953 9-May-2014 17:43
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Kopkiwi:
Dingbatt:
Kopkiwi: Anyone tempted to hold off and get the apparent Prime?

5.5" QHD, Snapdragon 805, 18MP camera? Sounds awesome!


Yep, mentioned it a few pages back before things went OT. Couple of things to consider though,
goodness knows what price it will be,
maybe for limited markets only (bands, freqs, etc),
not offered by NZ telecoms (you can have any colour as long as it's grey),
might end up turning into the Max and be too big.

Did you mean QHD or UHD?


QHD

Quad HD :-)


I see. Excuse me asking, I thought qhd was quarter hd (960x540), and was what you got when you put a retina display on a postage stamp, I mean 3.5 inch screen ;-) but I can understand your reasoning.

5.5 inch screen plus bezel may just push the pocket-ability of the handset just too far. The Prime is to answer the S5 'super' handset that is rumored to be in the works.




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  Reply # 1041444 10-May-2014 18:33
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I've been reading up on overseas forums, particularly in Asia where Asian version (2.5Ghz CPU) users are reporting issues with the LED notification not working properly - it works fine when charging but does not work for missed calls, texts or emails. The cause of this is apparently users restoring apps from the Play Store.

Is anyone with the NZ stock M8 (which is also with 2.5Ghz CPU) experiencing the same problem?

Sorry, just to clarify, I don't have an M8 yet just thinking about where to source one from, an online store overseas or from NZ via Vodafone etc.

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  Reply # 1041447 10-May-2014 18:36
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Yes I had this problem. The only fix I have found for it is not one you are going to like - factory reset. The problems seems to occur when you let the phone automatically install the apps you had on your last phone. 

Once I performed a reset I check to make sure the notification light worked, and it did. I then proceeded to reinstall all the apps manually. Bloody annoying but it worked.

Edit: Just read that you don't have one yet. So knowing the above it shouldn't be much of an issue.

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  Reply # 1041453 10-May-2014 18:55
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Greekiwi: Yes I had this problem. The only fix I have found for it is not one you are going to like - factory reset. The problems seems to occur when you let the phone automatically install the apps you had on your last phone. 

Once I performed a reset I check to make sure the notification light worked, and it did. I then proceeded to reinstall all the apps manually. Bloody annoying but it worked.

Edit: Just read that you don't have one yet. So knowing the above it shouldn't be much of an issue.


Thanks for the comfirmation Greekiwi, I suspected as much. 

When the notification light is working, does it only flash for a period of time before it stops or does it keep flashing until you check the missed event? Some users from that same forum seem to think it only flashes for sometime before it stopped.

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  Reply # 1041474 10-May-2014 20:13
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HTC has always had a limit of 5 minutes on the notification light. That's not a bug - it's just how it is. It is rather annoying and can't be changed afaik

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  Reply # 1046501 16-May-2014 19:15
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Is there actual difference between 2Degree, Telecom, and Vodafone M8s? I am contemplating getting one from JB Hifi in Australia - which I believe is unbranded. 

I emailed HTC NZ to check the warranty: this is the reply I got. I emailed mobile phone rescue to confirm this - received zero reply been 3 working days.

 

 

Thank you for contacting HTC.

 

We understand that you have some query regarding the warranty for HTC One M8. We are happy to discuss your concern and assist you.

 

Please be advised that we have our partner mobile networks which we have contracts with for distribution and warranty. As such, your handset is entitled to have the warranty within the retailer where you purchased the handset. In relation to this, they have their own repair center where they send the handsets for proper assessment and repair.

 

If the handset needs to be sent for repair, we usually advise to contact the store or place where the phone was bought to claim the warranty. If you will purchase an overseas handset and will be residing in New Zealand, you may send the phone back to our authorized service center for assessment and repair. However, since the unit was purchased outright, you may need to shoulder the assessment fee. You may still claim the warranty of the phone for repair provided that there is no physical or liquid damage found on the phone. Just present the copy of the original proof of purchase to Mobilefone Rescue for verification purposes.

 

For future reference, you may contact Mobilefone Rescue at +6495731125 or +6433796555. You may also visit this link http://www.mobilefonerescue.co.nz/mobilefone-rescue-contact-us.php/ to view their contact details. They will assist you in sending the handset on your behalf for repair. Repair quotations and specific details will be discussed by Mobile Fone Rescue to you directly. We would like to remind you of the following information if you will be needing to send the phone for assessment/repair:

 

1. Kindly backup your phone’s data to prevent data loss.

 

2. Remove any third party accessories as our authorized technicians will have full access on your phone. 

 

3. Repair charges may be applied if the assessment results indicate that the issue was caused by physical or liquid damage. It will be covered under warranty if still within the warranty period.

 

4. The remaining warranty based on the purchased date will continue once the physical or liquid damage has been fixed by our authorized repair center. If the repair was done by a non-authorized service center, the warranty cannot be restored.

 

5. Please secure the original proof of purchase for warranty verification. You may request to the shop where you purchased the handset if they can provide you with a copy of the proof of purchase if you are unable to find it.

 

Please let us know if this information was able to help you with your concerns. If not, kindly advise us of the issues you have encountered. Should you need further assistance, feel free to share your preferred contact schedule as we would be more than happy to contact you directly over the phone for support or you may give us a call at 508-482-886 and provide your customer ID: 052333. Our business hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Auckland Time, from Mondays to Sundays.

 

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  Reply # 1046800 17-May-2014 07:15
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Do these phones actually come with brand specific bloatware? For example - Galaxy S3 - I believe had different radio frequency setting - which meant that one would use more power than the other if Voda sim is in 2Degree S3, and vice versa. I wonder same applies for this phone?


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  Reply # 1046865 17-May-2014 10:39
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  Reply # 1047000 17-May-2014 14:49
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freitasm: This is not blow are but a system setting called Dormancy and it is related to the network.


That's right - does this apply same for all Android phones sold by Vodafone / 2Degree currently?
i.e. I can't decide between going HTC M8 or back to iOS with iPhone 5S. I am planning to go overseas next year for about 12-18 months - likely Canada.

Pro of getting an Apple product is that with Applecare I will not have to worry about it breaking down in next 2 years - international warranty anywhere I go. HTC will come with 2 years warranty locally from the box, but the repair process is a lot more painful - and they will never be replacing the phone with refurbished goods.

But what I can't decide is whether getting a Vodafone M8 (or 2Degree for that matter) will affect me more as carrier setting is not as easy to change when I go to Canada compared to iPhones.

What do you think? I just can't decide which way to go. 

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  Reply # 1047280 17-May-2014 22:06
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Purchased the HTC M8 today from Noel Leeming! DSE has 12% off deal - so asked for price match - the manager was not keen, but I know the staff there reasonably well - so did give me the deal at the end with Fly Buys. $879. Not too bad of a deal. If I bought it from Australia was around $830NZ - but the warranty was little shady so purchased it locally. So far excellent - will need to test it out during the weekend to make sure the phone is all working perfectly as it should.

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  Reply # 1047296 17-May-2014 23:20
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Nice. Which NL did you go to?

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